Rare Breed assortments?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kari_dawn, May 21, 2019.

  1. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Songster

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    I have two rare-breed assortment chicks in my order. I am pretty sure one of them is a buff brahma, but I am not sure about the other one. Maybe buckeye? She doesn't have a single comb. The possibilities follow. What say you?
    • Buckeye
    • Ancona
    • Easter Egger
    • Ameraucana
    • Sumatra
    • Andalusians
    • Appenzeller Spitzhauben
    • Buttercup
    • Faverolles
    • Campine
    • Wyandottes
    • Brahmas
    • Marans
    • Delaware
    • Dominique
    • Dark Cornish
    • Cochin
    • Welsummer
    • Sultan
    • Polish
    • Exchequer Leghorn
    • Sussex
    • Hamburg
    • Jersey Giant
    • Blue and Lavender Orpingtons
    • Partridge Rock
    • Light Brown Leghorn
    • Lakenvelder

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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Looks like a buckeye to me.
     
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  3. MNchickaroo

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    Agree, looks like a buckeye...orange across the back and burgundy tipped beak. Emerging feathers looks exactly like the buckeyes we started earlier this spring.
     
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  4. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Crossing the Road

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    Buckeye. Red splash on beak is a dead giveaway.
     
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  5. crazy4ChickensNducks

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    It’s head shape also looks like a buckeye.
     
  6. MNchickaroo

    MNchickaroo Chirping

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    Are buckeyes rare? I noticed they were new to the hatchery we ordered ours from, but I just thought that meant the hatchery hadn't carried them before.
     
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  7. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    I would say 'somewhat rare'. They're a north American breed, developed in the early 20th century and the only breed developed by a woman. They're known for being fair layers and good meat birds, that is... the heritage version. Hatchery version, I wouldn't say is much of a meat bird, and as far as I can tell lays pretty well. They're supposed to be pretty good hunters too.
     
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  8. kari_dawn

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    Thanks guys! Buckeye is not a breed I am familiar with, so I am kind of excited to see how she grows.
     
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  9. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Crossing the Road

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    Somewhat. But less common than many of the other breeds on the list.
    Not sure how Easter Eggers made it in the "rare breeds assortment"?
    • Buckeye
    • Ancona
    • Easter Egger
    • Ameraucana
    • Sumatra
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  10. MNchickaroo

    MNchickaroo Chirping

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    That's why we ordered them this year...we need help with mice, and they are supposed to be excellent foragers and hunters! Our chicks at 6 weeks are super curious and friendly too, and have gorgeous plumage. Although when picked up, there's a few who are very vocal about their displeasure!
    Also, I love the idea that they were "Made in America", and that they have a small comb, our poor Buff Orp roo got frostbit last year (MN), and we were looking for something with less exposure. The American Livestock Conservation Society has a cool article on Buckeyes:)
    Have fun with those chicks!
     
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